Leatrice Williams Onley was born to the late Taylor and Nancy Williams, on Oct.19, 1925 in Detroit, Mich. In 1928, the family relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where she received her education in the Broward County Public School System.
Leatrice, was the oldest of four siblings. Her brother Benjamin Williams, the only male sibling, preceded her in death in 1966.
Leatrice accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and joined Mount Hermon A.M.E. Church.
Leatrice who was affectionately called “Lee”, enjoyed reading her Bible and newspaper and sharing the current events. She was an excellent cook and exceptional baker; she loved talking about her delicious cakes and sharing her recipes. Lee was a kind and loving person; to know her, was to love her.
Lee worked in the dry cleaning industry for many years. She was employed at One-Hour Martinizing Cleaners in Pompano Beach, Fla, where she worked for the Carlson family until she retired after 25 years of dedicated services; she remained close with the family.
Lee departed this life on April 10, 2014, at Florida Medical Center.
She leaves to cherish her memories two devoted and loving sons, Reginald Golden and Conrad (Edna) Strong of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. who labored graciously as her caregiver; two loving and caring sisters, Daisy Williams of Fort Lauderdale, Fla, and Loraine (Jesse) Robinson of Wellington, Fla.; her granddaughters, Jeanette Golden, Natalie (Jerome) Davis, Crystal Golden, Shawntay Strong, Sharon Golden and her grandson Conrad Strong Jr., who was her pride and joy; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Ari and Keshawn; two adorning nieces, Angela (James) Peavy and Lesha Williams; great niece Jacobi and great nephew Christopher; special friend Beverly Miller and a host of devoted relatives and friends.
Homegoing Services will be on Saturday, April 19, 2014 – 1 p.m., at Mount Hermon A.M.E. Church at 401 N.W. Seventh Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson, Jr., presiding; Presiding Elder Rev. Vincent E. Mitchell and Senior Pastor, The Reverend Henry E. Green, Jr., officiating. Funeral Arrangements by James C. Boyd Funeral Home.